Bug 21376 - Sporadic crashes on OS X, possibly related to threading
Summary: Sporadic crashes on OS X, possibly related to threading
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin.Mac
Classification: Desktop
Component: Library (Xamarin.Mac.dll) ()
Version: 1.8.1
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Hamons
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-07-16 14:28 UTC by Michael Teper
Modified: 2014-07-18 14:47 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Comment 1 Chris Hamons 2014-07-16 15:02:06 UTC
The runtime team has tracked down a thread corruption bug which produces inconsistent crashes in some cases with a large number of small thread. Some uses of the Xamarin.Mac seem to trigger that more often.

I have uploaded a pre-alpha version of the mono runtime you are welcome to try out:


Be warned however, that this is pre-release software, so expect the possibility of it breaking other things. You can always reinstall the release mono if problems arise.

Please let me know if that fixes your issues. The current plan is to release this fix near the end of the month.
Comment 2 Michael Teper 2014-07-16 16:15:46 UTC
Thanks, Chris, I will install and attempt to reproduce crash.
Comment 3 Michael Teper 2014-07-16 19:23:36 UTC
So far so good. I've been hitting at our UI and haven't yet been able to make it crash. Doesn't mean all is well, but certainly very encouraging. I will update this bug again in a few days if all is still quiet.

Comment 4 Michael Teper 2014-07-16 19:24:23 UTC
I should ask, of course, is there an ETA for moving these changes out of pre-alpha?
Comment 5 Chris Hamons 2014-07-18 14:47:48 UTC
The current plan is sometime around the end of the month.